Seagate wins "Company of the Year" and "Best Product Innovation" ARC Awards from VARBusiness Magazine

Aug 24, 2005

Seagate (NYSE:STX), the world's number one supplier of disc drives, announced that it has been honoured as a "Company of The Year" by CMP Media's VARBusiness in its Annual Report Card (ARC) awards. In addition, Seagate earned a second ARC award in the category for Best Product Innovation - Enterprise Disc Drives. The ARC Awards ceremony was held on 23 August at the CMP XChange '05 event in Orlando, Florida.

The ARC awards are unique in the industry because they were decided after surveying more than 5,000 channel partners and solution providers who evaluated more than 80 market-leading vendors across 19 product categories.

"Our sincerest congratulations to Seagate. Winning an ARC Award is a vote of confidence from Seagate's partners, who interface with customers every day," said VARBusiness Editorial Director, Robert C. DeMarzo. "It is an accomplishment that Seagate can be proud to have achieved."

"Seagate is honoured with this recognition from the channel and VARBusiness," said Brian Dexheimer, Seagate Eexecutive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. "It also prooves that Seagate's Partner Programme is working, as it focuses on providing partners with the best overall Seagate experience possible."

In addition to its unparalleled innovation and enterprise product breadth, Seagate's commitment to partnering with solution providers is unsurpassed with the Seagate Partner Programme. Partner Programme members enjoy online RMA support and a dedicated priority technical support line that connects directly to senior-level technicians. Customised email information delivery provides enhanced product information, product news and reviews, promotions, sales strategies, customer success stories, technical white papers, and other sales, marketing and customer service tools. Registration and a listing of benefits are available at reseller.seagate.com.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing and Consumer Electronics applications. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The Company is committed to delivering award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.

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